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34 best one-piece swimsuits for women of 2024 | CNN Underscored



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One-piece swimsuits are making a major comeback. Nowadays, there are so many stylish, comfortable and figure-accentuating one-piece suits that you’ll never want to take off. And yes, they look phenomenal on any body type.

From trending cutouts to one-pieces for short and long torsos, there’s surely a one-piece bathing suit you’ll love that’ll put an end to your swimsuit-shopping struggles. Keep reading for expert-recommended one-pieces, along with some helpful tips on how to shop for one-pieces like a pro, including “How do I shop for a one-piece if I’m a different size on the top and bottom?” Hint: Adjustable features are your best friend, but keep scrolling for more advice.

Oh, and before you hit the beach, don’t forget the sunscreen! And when you’re done taking a dip, brush up on how to wash your swimsuit, too.

Michaela Leitz-Aslaksen, a size-inclusive fashion expert and the founder of Confidence & Style, loves the V-neck design on this suit, which creates a smooth silhouette while offering perfect coverage. “The underwire provides full support, which is essential for comfort and confidence. Plus, the removable cups add versatility, and it comes in four different colors with a broad range of sizes,” she says.

“Underwires in swimwear give us all the little lift and support we need, especially if the material itself doesn’t have much structure,” says Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist Sarah Nearis. This suit is one of her faves right now.

Nearis is also a fan of this balconette-style one-piece with underwire, which offers a tummy panel for a smoothing effect, adjustable straps and side boning for extra support.

The Miraclesuit Slimming Escape Underwire One-Piece is made with the brand’s Miratex fabric that helps shape and slim your figure, while the underwire provides necessary bust support.

“The underwire top allows for a supported chest while also keeping the design simple and elegant,” says Sophie Lopez, a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist and TJ Maxx and Marshalls’ style expert.

“With its unique cutouts and vibrant patterns, this swimsuit offers a blend of boldness and sophistication, ensuring you stand out in any crowd,” says Leitz-Aslaksen. Plus, it’s ethically produced so you know you’re doing good, too.

The Sea Level Spliced One-Piece Swimsuit utilizes super-minimal cutouts to show a little tease of skin.

“Christopher Esber has perfected the cutout trend in his clothing so [it’s] no surprise to me that he transferred that over when he started making swimwear,” says Nearis. “The tailoring and cutouts of this swimsuit are chic but sexy and the hardware gives it a modern touch.”

“This stunning flutter-sleeve one-piece has gold tone hardware and stylistic cutout details that is so chic and unique, you won’t believe the compliments you’ll get for a high-quality piece under $40,” says Lopez.

According to Leitz-Aslaksen, animal print is in for 2024. “This captivating swimsuit features an elegant asymmetrical neckline that adds a touch of high fashion to your swimwear collection,” she says.

The lace-up back detail not only looks chic, but it creates the most flattering silhouette. “Designed to offer exceptional tummy control, this piece enhances your natural curves while ensuring you feel confident and empowered,” says Leitz-Aslaksen.

“TA3 Swim is known for its material to shape and sculpt and its products speak for themselves,” says Nearis. “They snatch the waist and enhance your curves.”

This classic one-piece comes with Nearis’ stamp of approval and features adjustable straps, compressive fabric for sculpting and removable cups. Plus, sizes XXL and XXXL have wider and more supportive straps.

“I love the material and design of this suit,” says Nearis. “The fit and cut is so flattering on anyone with curves and the mesh detail give it a little sexy edge.” Not only does the asymmetrical lines and mesh insets provide shaping, but this suit also offers full-bottom coverage.

We tried Summersalt’s The Sidestroke for ourselves, and it’s easily one of our favorite one-piece swimsuits ever. While it might be a bit of a splurge, it is absolutely worth it for full coverage, stylish design and comfortable fit.

According to Leitz-Aslaksen, this suit is the epitome of timeless style and offers full-bottom coverage that’ll keep you comfy and secure. The scoop neck and thigh-high cut beautifully balance style with modesty and comes in a wide range of colors and sizes up to 3X.

Nearis loves the ribbing and shine of the material on this suit — it provides full coverage but the texture and sparkle makes it stand out.

If you’re looking for a sportier option that’s suitable to catch some waves, Nearis suggests this full-support suit. It boasts adjustable straps and removable padding for a custom fit.

This classic suit picked by Nearis is giving all the retro Barbie vibes.

Keep things simple with this sleek tube suit that features high-cut legs and cheeky bottoms. Bonus: It doubles as a bodysuit so you can wear it with your fave jeans or shorts for when you’re not at the beach.

Norma Kamali is a great brand to keep on rotation in your closet, and this slinky one-piece is no different. One reviewer even writes, “I just had my second child five months ago, so I’m shocked I feel confident in this!”

Multiple experts can’t get enough of this sleek suit. “You can wear it for a day of surfing or rock it on the beach and rock your inner Bond girl,” says Nearis.

“Its sleek high-neck design coupled with an adjustable front zipper allows you to decide just how cheeky you want to be, giving you unparalleled versatility,” says Leitz-Aslaksen. Plus, Skims has an inclusive size range up to 4X.

Give yourself a little peekaboo moment with this high-neck one-piece swimsuit, featuring a plunging mesh design that’s classy and sassy.

Summersalt’s The Surf is a high-neck-style one-piece that’s chic enough to wear as a top. Grab this to completely cover your chest, or as part of your beach day outfit with a chic cover-up.

Nearis and Leitz-Aslaksen named Eloquii as one of the best plus-size swimwear brands out there. “From the fashion-forward cut to the beautiful prints, this one-shoulder one-piece is show stopping in style and quality and will make you feel confident at the beach or pool,” says Nearis. “This playful animal print suit features fun cutouts and gold detailing takes this suit to new elevated heights.”

“This swimsuit exudes classic sophistication, offering great bust coverage and beautifully draped fabric that enhances and supports your curves,” says Leitz-Aslaksen. It comes in sizes up to 26 and four gorgeous colors.

“What I really appreciate is [the brand’s] commitment to size inclusivity; it feels like they’re celebrating every body in the most beautiful way possible,” says Leitz-Aslaksen. “This unique piece is crafted from biodegradable, ultra-soft fabric that promises both comfort and sustainability. Designed with a built-in power mesh shelf bra, it offers extra bust support, ensuring you feel secure and confident.”

“If you have a short torso, your goal is to select a swimsuit that elongates your frame and you do that by creating long, clean lines,” says Nearis. “Opting for a plunging neckline will create the illusion of a longer torso.”

Between the extreme plunge in the front and high-rise cheeky cut in the back, this ombre suit is sure to stand out. It’s also reversible so you get two looks for one.

“I absolutely love this one-piece with a deep V neckline for shorter torsos,” says Lopez. “The plunging neckline elongates your frame while the crisscross draws the eye to the open back.”

Another Summersalt pick that’s designed like a more traditional one-piece style with diagonal seaming and built-in cups.

“For women with long torsos, swimsuits can be be your best friend,” says Nearis. “You naturally have longer features so many styles are easy and flattering to pull off. I suggest selecting suits that have feminine  necklines and enhance your body’s natural curves.”

Summersalt seems to be a clear go-to when it comes to shopping for long torsos — this is another pick from the brand that Leitz-Aslaksen loves. It also comes in a classic style for shorter torsos.

This ultra-lightweight one-piece handpicked by Nearis is perfect for every activity — from paddle boarding to surfing.

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